Android 4.0 AOKP ROM for Samsung Vibrant — ICS Euphoria RC1


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  • 1.ROM Info
  • 2.Pre-installation Requirements/Tips
  • 3.How to Install ICS Euphoria RC1 ROM

Now this is why we love the modding and hacking community! The Samsung Vibrant seems to be getting a lot of custom Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 ROMs lately and nothing seems stopping them. ICS Euphoria RC1 is the latest ROM to join the ICS party on Vibrant, ported over by XDA developer neobuddy89 and based on the Nexus S’ Android Open Kang Project, which brings smooth performance and a plethora of customization options which ensure you can set your phone up the way you want it.

This is a release candidate of the ROM, which means most of the bugs and problems have been ironed out, but as is always the case, be careful as some bugs can always crop up.

Read on to find out how to flash ICS Euphoria RC1 ROM on your Samsung Vibrant.


The methods and procedures discussed here are considered risky and you should not attempt anything if you don’t know exactly what you are doing. If any damage occurs to you or your device, including a bricked, non-functional device, we won’t be held liable. You have been forewarned!!!


This ROM and the guide below is compatible only and only with the Samsung Vibrant, model number SGH-T959. It’s not compatible with any other device and may render an incompatible device unusable. Check your device model in Settings » About phone.

ROM Info

Developer → neobuddy89


  • Zip aligning of all apps that YOU install on every boot.
  • Auto database optimization
  • Superior RAM management
  • Super smooth
  • Working GPS. Remember who brought GPS for ICS on Vibrant ?
  • Mute/Unmute Fix (not confirmed)
  • Latest Gapps and handy apps
  • FB Sync

Known Issues:

  • External SD cannot be mounted to PC (works fine on the phone itself)


Pre-installation Requirements/Tips

  1. Rooted Samsung Vibrant with Clockworkmod Recovery installed.
  2. Sufficiently charged battery, at least 50% is recommended.
  3. This procedure will wipe all your apps, data and settings (but it will NOT touch your SD cards, so don’t worry about those). Backup your Apps and important data — bookmarks, contacts, SMS, APNs (internet settings), etc. This Android backup guide would help you.

How to Install ICS Euphoria RC1 ROM

  1. Download the latest version of the ROM from the original development page.
  2. Transfer the downloaded zip file to the root of the internal SD card on your phone.
  3. Turn off your phone and wait for complete shutdown (wait for capacitive button lights to go off).
  4. Then, boot into Clockworkmod (CWM) recovery. To do so, press and hold these 3 buttons together: Volume Up, Volume Down, & the Power button till the screen turns on, then let go of the buttons. In recovery, use Volume keys to scroll up and down and power key to select an option.
  5. Perform a full Wipe (this will not wipe your SD cards)
    • Wipe data / factory reset –> then Select Yes – Wipe data/Factory reset on the next screen.
    • Select “mounts and storage“, then select “format system” -> select “Yes” on next screen to confirm. Then, select “go back” to go back to the main recovery menu.
  6. Now scroll to “Install zip from sdcard” and select it.
  7. Select  “Choose zip from sdcard”. Scroll to the file you transferred in Step 2 and select it.
  8. Now confirm installation by selecting “Yes — Install **your_rom_file_name**.zip –  The ROM will start installing.
  9. The phone will reboot to recovery in the middle of the installation, then continue installing the ROM.
    NOTE: If your phone simply reboots into recovery but doesn’t continue installing the ROM, repeat steps 6, 7 and 8.
  10. After the installation is complete, select “go back” and then select “reboot system now” to reboot into the ROM.

Wait for a few minutes for the ROM to boot, then enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0.3 with Euphoria ROM on your Samsung Vibrant. Share your thoughts and problems (if any) in the comments below and we’ll do our best to help you out.

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  1. Tanner says: Reply

    I did everything and it worked like a charm minus one thing, my phone won’t connect to the T-mobile network. The OS and wi-fi and everything all work great but no matter what I do or tinker with I cannot get it to connect to or recognize the T-mobile network. Any suggestions?

    1. Ciditin says: Reply

      I’ve got to step 7, but did not see the ICS zip file,  but saw the instead, which I don’t know why it’s there.  And since it’s only zip file I select that file 🙁 and run it.  Now I can’t get back to the CWM screen, instead I can only boot to the regular recovery screen.  What should I do?

    2. Kurtb1021 says: Reply

      Did you ever find an answer to this problem?  I can’t connect to Tmobile service either.

      1. Ntecson says: Reply

        I had to get a new SIM card. I thought that I fried my phone, so I kept trying all these different fixes like different modems, different ROMs, etc.. Ends up I just needed a new SIM. Switch your SIM out with a buddies to test. That’s what I did and figured it out.

        1. Arfat Khan says: Reply

          It still doesn’t work! I have the same issue!

  2. paolop says: Reply

    It took me a few tries but in the end I was able to install all the components necessary to install the new OS…I didn’t see any improvements as far as battery life, however the GPS lock in less than 5 secs for me!!!!!!!!!! Which is so great considering the fact that before it took minutes and sometimes I couldn’t get a lock at all!! Thank you to the developers and for this guide!! I really appreciate it!

  3. Amitchhajer says: Reply

    I followed the simple steps given here to install this ROM

    and now my phone won’t start.

    Vibrant screen comes up and then it tries to install something (screen does not stop) and its happening from last 15-20 mins now.. any idea whats happening?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Can you get us an screenshot? If it went past the pink horse logo and then everything is fine, it must be configuring apps and will show you a start screen pretty soon.

  4. v says: Reply

    I was upgrading Samsung Vibrant (T-mobile) to ICS and got in to this stuck screen (image attached).

    The phone stays in this mode. Below mentioned are chronological events:

    1) I had the vibrant running Froyo (2.2).
    2) I downgraded to Eclair (2.1) using Odin3-v1.85.
    3) Then I rooted the phone using one click root for vibrant using file.
    4) Downloaded rom manger to install clockworkmod recovery
    5) Then used clockworkmod recovery to install ICS_euphoria_RC2 file (after wiping data/reset etc.)
    6) The phone stayed in updating system mode for more than 20 minutes. So, I disconnected the battery and tried to re do ICS installation.
    7) During one of the attempts the windows PC did not recognize the phone and then the phone stayed in the mode shown in the picture.


    I can get into recovery mode but cannot reboot the phone.
    I can enter download mode but cannot connect to PC to connect to odin


  5. chipoo1234 says: Reply

    i am having display problems in my phone the colours are a disaster what should i do?

    1. Kapil says: Reply

      Which android OS version you had before it?

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